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About This Event

To positively impact and serve the children and youth of our state, we must understand the issues and needs they face. Being familiar with the most recent data and research on child well-being helps leaders, policymakers, youth workers and advocates create positive change for youth.  

Join us for State of the Child 2019 to learn about the top challenges for kids in Switzerland County, and across Indiana, and what we can do to ensure all kids thrive. You will hear critical data from the 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key issues.  

Through a robust and data-driven presentation, you will be empowered with the information needed to inform policies, practices and decision-making that improve the health and well-being of Hoosier youth. 


  • Charlie Geier

    Vice President, Impact, Data Solutions & Statewide Advocacy - Indiana Youth Institute 

    Charlie Geier provides both strategic and innovative leadership to maximize the positive impact on communities and the healthy well-being of youth. He leads the Impact and Data Solutions division, which provides critical data and resources to empower partners and peers and is also responsible for the organization’s work in statewide engagement and advocacy.

  • Corey Sims

    Data and Research Manager – Indiana Youth Institute 

    Corey Sims serves individuals and organizations by providing access to critical data, research and best practices with a keen focus on quality service, accessibility, collaboration, and empowerment. Corey is a National Guard Veteran, Butler alumni, and father to his daughter, Keira. He believes in the power of scientific advancement across all communities.